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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018

Top Stories

New genetic clues to early-onset form of dementia

An international team of researchers, led by the School of Medicine, has found that a lone mutation in a single gene that causes an inherited form of frontotemporal dementia makes it harder for neurons in the brain to communicate with one another, leading to neurodegeneration.

Brown School researcher to study mental health on global scale

Leopoldo J. Cabassa, associate professor at the Brown School, is part of a team that has received a five-year $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study interventions for people suffering from mental health issues in Chile.

Kielt named vice chancellor for information technology

Chris Kielt will become vice chancellor and chief information officer at Washington University, announced Henry S. Webber, executive vice chancellor and chief administrative officer. Kielt has held a similar role at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Young, hip farmers: Coming to a city near you

A new breed of American farmers are being drawn to the field by factors such as higher education, personal politics, disenchantment with urban life and the search for an authentic rural identity, according to new research by anthropologists from Arts & Sciences.

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Campus Announcements

Happy holidays from The Record

Today’s issue marks the last Record of the calendar year. Publication will resume in January. For the latest news, visit The Source. The Record staff wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Social Photo of the Week

A video message with warm wishes for winter break

WashU in the News

American women are still dying at alarming rates while giving birth

National Geographic

Depression in adolescents and young adults is rising: Are phones and social media to blame?

USA Today

WashU prof sees lessons for today in experiences of black students who desegregated private schools

St. Louis Public Radio

Opportunity, Curiosity and Mars 2020 rover updates from a source involved in the missions


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J. Evan Sadler, director of hematology, 67

Evan Sadler photoPioneering hematologist J. Evan Sadler, MD, PhD, a world-renowned expert in the study and treatment of blood clotting disorders and director of the Division of Hematology at the School of Medicine, died Dec. 13 at his home in Clayton, Mo., following a brief illness. He was 67.

Campus Voices

‘Trump’s border wall – how much it will actually cost according to a statistician’

Statistician Liberty Vittert, visiting assistant professor in Arts & Sciences, writes an opinion piece published on Fox News estimating the cost of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Graduate student and McDonnell International Scholars Academy scholar Po-Cheng Lin delivered the winning presentation at the Three Minute Thesis competition, held at the McDonnell Academy’s 7th International Symposium in Beijing.

Andrew Rehfeld, associate professor of political science in Arts & Sciences, has been elected the 13th president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion following a national search to fill the role.

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